Spark your kids’ gardening enthusiasm at this Saturday’s Family Fun in the Garden at WSU/Chelan Master Gardener’s Community Education Garden, northwest corner of Western and Springwater avenues, Wenatchee.
It’s here, puncturevine, also known as goatheads, has already begun to germinate around Chelan County. You can find it on gravel driveways, parking areas, hard-packed or sandy soil, vacant lots and even in your yard or garden.
Noxious weeds and nuisance weeds are unsightly, degrade pasture land, reduce crop yields, destroy native habitat and are, well, noxious — they can hurt your feet. For example, think cheat grass in your socks or your dog’s fur, or puncture vine wounds in feet and bicycle tires.
Never before have I lived a place where you can both snowboard through fresh powder and sow seeds in your garden during the same day. We are fortunate to have spring come early in our part of the world.
I have been a member of the Greater Wenatchee Arbor Day Committee for 17 years. It has been such a pleasure to drive around North Central Washington and recognize specimen trees the committee has distributed over the past 25 years. The trees are thriving and are unexpectedly large!
We all know that fashion is ephemeral. Do you remember that because President Kennedy did not wear a hat, men’s hats went out of fashion? In the late 1980s, did you have an interior design dominated by dusty pink and pale blue?